June 8, 2009

Gerrand, Ritzel, Person Earn All-America Recognition

Helped Yale Varsity Eight To Fourth-Place Finish At NCAA Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Three Yale rowers - juniors Tess Gerrand and Taylor Ritzel and senior Christina Person (shown here) - have earned 2009 Pocock All-America recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Gerrand and Ritzel were named to the first team, while Person was a second team selection.

All three were a part of the Yale varsity eight that won the Eastern Sprints and Ivy League titles. At the NCAA Championships, the Bulldogs finished fourth in the grand final. Gerrand was honored for the third time, while Ritzel has been recognized twice.

Yale is currently training for the Henley Regattas which take place later this month in England.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity